Microsoft (MSFT) provides a bit of holiday cheer for the struggling console gaming industry,...

Microsoft (MSFT) provides a bit of holiday cheer for the struggling console gaming industry, announcing over 750K Xbox 360 units were sold last week, and that Xbox Live Gold subscriptions rose 50% Y/Y. The sales figure for the aging 360 both exceeds Microsoft's internal forecasts, and the 400K Wii U units Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) has sold thus far in the U.S. Strong initial sales for marquee games have already given industry observers some optimism.

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  • wigit5
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    Hope the next Xbox lives up to expectations, hoping for complete integration!
    27 Nov 2012, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    And, I bought an HP All-in-one desk top with Windows 8 with the Intel i5 and 1 TB HD. Super fast making people more productive and giving me more time to walk the dog.
    27 Nov 2012, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • Island_Dweller
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    I know the 360 bundle is a good deal and there are some must have games, but I'm not sure how the Xbox can be growing in sales when it's been out for so long. Basically, whoever was going to have it, should've already had it.


    Makes me wonder how much demand will there be for the 720.


    The real story here is the Xbox Live subs jump. This to me says there's a huge consumer driven market where MSFT dominates. Sony's service deserves mention as it started out well short but has battled back. In terms of community, Xbox Live is the clear winner.


    27 Nov 2012, 04:59 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    I agree, I'm really surprised xbox sales still occur at this pace, I mean things break thats life and you need to replace them... maybe people knowing there won't be a new system for at least 6-12 months caused them to replace their older xbox systems.
    28 Nov 2012, 08:22 AM Reply Like
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